Limit. A definition

Site-Specific Project, LungoTevere Fitness Gym, curated by the students of  “Curating Museums and Galleries” course, John Cabot University, Rome Italy   Tutor: Ilaria Gianni

Reflecting on the identity and the ontological foundation of the gym, I decided to highlight a specific side of it. I wanted to create an illustrated handbook about impossible exercises, offering a written and visual support to learn what is not possible to perform by the body, instead of the opposite. To this regard I interviewed 11 people among instructors and practitioners at the gym, I asked them about their own sense of limit, both in their physical and psychological way. I then structured their answers in chapters, together with images of their postures.

Although the project was intended to be displayed just in prints, I converted the work in a PDF file in order to be projected on a wall and experienced by a larger group of people all at once. During the exhibition I read with emphasis the written part, adding a performative aspect to the piece.

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Credits:

Giulia Carletti, Francesca Gallo, Giovanna de Giglio, Kristina Darazs.

My interviewees: Cesare, Jennifer, Luca, Adele, Alessio, Alessandra, Alessandro, Michela, Federico, Elena, Andrea.